They were not the pretty pictures of "willows by the river or beeches in the fog" that he was after, but rather the landscapes of a world violently "disturbed" by man.
The portfolio is available in an edition of 20 and contains:
12 Prints from the Edition Box
Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow 1956
Red Square, Moscow 1956
Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow 1956
Neft Dasları,Azerbaijan 1956
Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Moscow 1956
Cadets, Moscow 1956
Backyard, Moscow 1956
GUM (department store), Moscow 1956
Central Moscow Hippodrome (Horse racing track) 1956
Mamai Hill, Stalingrad 1956
Tashkent, Uzbekistan 1956
After returning from Russia I was often asked what it was "really like over there", whether the taxis were old or new, if there were omnibuses and hairdressers, whether there were fashion stores, photo studios, friendly policemen, beautiful women and all that, and I tried to answer all these questions to the best of my ability. But there was one question that was posed particularly insistently: What are the Russians like? Are they polite and friendly, charming or gruff, are they open-minded? After thinking about it for some time, I always only came up with one answer: that the human being is shaped by the surroundings in which he lives. And that is particularly true of Russia.
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